BLOG April 8, 2020
Neo and University of Zurich, the largest university in Switzerland, established a long-term partnership to promote blockchain technology education, research, and usage throughout Europe. By bringing together Neo’s community-driven, open source culture with the University of Zurich’s academic and cultural influence, both parties aim to accelerate blockchain adoption and innovation in Europe. Moving forward, Neo will continue cultivating more community talents and ecosystem initiatives to achieve its vision of next-gen Internet.
Moving forward, both parties will launch a series of collaborative activities, including education seminars, data analytics, and blockchain-related scholarships. For the first collaborative project, Neo will join UZH Blockchain Center’s "Deep Dive into Blockchain" course while providing scholarships for two students. Afterwards, both parties will continue to explore more areas of collaboration to accelerate blockchain adoption and research.
Neo is an open-source platform driven by the community. It utilizes blockchain technology and digital identities to digitize and automate the management of assets using smart contracts. Using a distributed network, it aims to create a smart economy by building infrastructures of the next-gen Internet and creating a solid foundation for mass blockchain adoption. https://neo.org
The University of Zurich is the largest university in Switzerland, with over 25,000 students. It was founded in 1833 and currently has seven faculties, with more than 20 Nobel laureates and 1 Turing Award winner affiliated with the university, including Albert Einstein. https://www.uzh.ch/en.html
About UZH Blockchain Center
Established in January 2019 by the University of Zurich, the center aims to consolidate and coordinate the different research activities and raise fund, to structure and grow the educational offerings, and be the single point of contact in the area with third parties and peer initiatives. https://blockchain.uzh.ch